DearCityCanada allows you to tweet your love for your city and have it broadcasted in public spaces

I love Vancouver a lot a lot. I love the neighbourhoods, the beaches, the mountains, the water, the green spaces, the bridges, the sushi, the brunch (I could go on). We all have things we love—and hate—about the places we inhabit, so why not share them?

This summer, Pattison Onestop and Spacing Magazine are running DearCityCanada, a cross-country public art project about the places we live in.

During the summer, people can write love letters to their city by tweeting “Dear [your city],” and mentioning @DearCityCanada. They will be shared on Pattison Onestop’s screen and digital billboard networks, showing people’s opinions, praise, criticisms, and suggestions for Canada’s cities. You’ve got to tweet your letters byJune 15.

For the month of June, letters will be broadcasted every five minutes on Pattison’s digital mall network, reaching more than five million people each week in 33 English-language malls across the country. In July and August, letters will be shared on Pattison’s outdoor digital billboards in 19 cities all over Canada: Vancouver, Surrey, Pitt Meadows, Abbotsford, Sudbury, Kitchener, Hamilton, Toronto, Peterborough, Kingston, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Moncton, and Halifax from July 1 to July 14, and Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, and Winnipeg from July 29 to August 11.

It’ll be so cool to see all the letters broadcasted in each city: What do people love? What do people hate? What do people think could be worked on? It can be anything you want, from a specific (Dear Vancouver, I love you that you give me brunch at Abigail’s Party) to a broad (Dear Vancouver, you’re really pretty). Bad examples? Maybe. Good idea? Definitely.

Join the conversation! Share your thoughts. These are your cities.

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